barbara
philipp


Fat

Performance
Duration: 20'
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Being allowed to eat fat. Being allowed to be fat. Not being allowed to play with food. The awareness of nutrition creates obstacles to appreciating the luxury of choice. Fat adds taste, yet does not have much taste on its own. With my pregnant body I started to play with the literal connotations of fat, placing a piece of butter on my fat belly. Then I tried to eat as much fat as possible.
In advanced Western society social, health and beauty considerations create a luxury problem with regard to making the 'right' choices. Once an essential commodity for survival, butter is currently viewed by our society as a health hazard.

sculpture:
Capturing the 'ephemeral' again, by making a sculpture of my pregnant body out of butter, using a plaster cast. The butter sculpture melts and vanishes as it is continually exposed to the sun.